# Max Maths, Year 1, Try it, 2D shapes

In the 'Max Maths, Year 1' curriculum, young learners are encouraged to explore and identify 2D shapes through interactive activities. The 'Let's Try It' section is designed to develop their observational and counting skills. The first activity asks students to count the number of each shape presented to them. This could include a variety of common 2D shapes such as circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles. They are then instructed to write down the total number of each shape, providing a practical application of both their counting and shape recognition abilities.

The second activity further reinforces their understanding of shapes by prompting them to identify and categorise different objects based on their shapes. Students are presented with a series of objects and are asked to describe the shape of each one. For example, they might say "These objects have the shape of a circle" or "These objects have the shape of a square." This activity not only helps children recognise shapes in various orientations and contexts but also aids in their ability to articulate and classify shapes, laying a foundational skill for geometry in their future maths education.